El Mirage boy, 2, dies after drowning in pool

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by Associated Press and azfamily.com

azfamily.com

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 10:12 AM

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- Firefighters say a toddler in El Mirage is dead after drowning in his family's swimming pool.
 
El Mirage Fire Department officials say the 2-year-old boy's family was performing CPR when first responders arrived Sunday around 9 a.m.
 
Authorities say the boy was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
 
They say it's unclear how long he was in the pool, which had no fencing.

"There's conflicted reports in any kind of situation like this. People don't remember specific things," El Mirage Fire Chief Howard Munding said. "We're going to try to sort through everything with police and go from there."

Fire officials did not release the child's name.

The family was renting the house and had not lived there long.

"Kids are just ... curious," Munding said. "They're going to get into everything so you really have to pay attention to them all the time."

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